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Sunday Morning Quarterback

Sunday Morning Quarterback

Saturday, April 29, 2006

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The week in eligibility-crippling issues - legal, academic, institutional and otherwise...

Quickly, quickly today...

The rilly big news of the week, obviously, was the super-fishy dealings of the Bush family...no the other Bush family.

Most recently, redudantly-named landlord Michael Michaels (seriously) accused the Bushes of being deadbeats:

The landlord, Michael Michaels, said that Bush's mother and stepfather agreed to pay $4,500 in monthly rent when they moved into the Spring Valley house he bought for $757,000 in March 2005, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Friday.

They didn't pay for the first few months, but promised to pay when the Heisman Trophy-winner started earning millions of dollars after turning pro, said Michaels, who described himself as a real estate investor.

Michaels' attorney, Brian Watkins, claimed Bush was made aware of the situation and also promised to repay the debt when he turned professional, according to a report in Friday's Los Angeles Times.

"Originally there was a rental agreement, but they never paid a dime," Watkins told the Times. "It was always, 'Don't worry, we'll pay you -- you can take it out of our profits."

This has major potential ramifications for USC (and, if not handled with some severity, for college football as a whole, but what most concerns SMQ about Reggie Bush is which number he'll wear when he suits up for SMQ's New Orleans Saints next fall. Reg-gie! Reg-gie!...

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SMQ's new favorite potential bureaucratic outlaw

PILING ON, to USC's worries, former top recruit and backup quarterback Mark Sanchez, accused of sexual assault by a female student on Wednesday. USC's officer of students affairs (shaddup!) says "the appropriate action" will be determined.

DISCIPLINED, by Coach Steve Roberts, two Arkansas State players charged with disorderly conduct at a skating rink last weekend. College football players hanging out at a skating rink, then getting involved in some unspecified "altercation"? Nineteen-year-old wideout Kevin Jones was also tasered. Not cool, dude.

"EXTREMELY PLEASED," the lawyer of six Mississippi State players who pled to lesser charges in an alleged assault on a police officer at a local club earlier this month. The players were fined $500 and handed suspended sentences (that means they don't actually hafta go to jail), but remain suspended "indefinitely,", which probably means until Sylvester Croom despairs over his other options when practice starts in August.

RELEASED, center Chad Roark, who had been on Oklahoma's campus roughly three weeks during Spring practice following his high school graduation in December before he decided he'd rather join big bro Craig at Nebraska - after he sits out a year of course. He apparently practiced some with the first team, so why leave so soon?
""Coach Stoops doesn't want me to discuss why I'm leaving. I don't want to say anything bad about the University of Oklahoma.

"I just wasn't happy there and it wasn't the place for me."
Good thing he realized it so soon...

COURT-MARTIALED, ex-Navy quarterback Lamar Owens, accused of raping Colorado State's defense a female midshipman women, er, womyn? A second, unnamed Midshipman will also be called in the special court martial, which is reportedly "less serious" than a general court martial, and dishes out "forfeiture, fines, restrictions or reprimands," and not jail time or, apparently, discharges.

BUSTED, for horrible, intolerable possession of demon weed, Marshall defensive lineman Adrian Davis. In his defense, Davis is from Quebec, where they aren't so uptight about such things.

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